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Patsy Thompson – President, First Nations Health Managers Association Conference

NationTalk Scene @ the recent 7th Annual First Nations Health Managers Association Conference (FNHMA) speaks with Patsy Thompson who discusses the FNHMA’s positive outreach, certification and the accreditation process. The conference presented thirty-one new graduations for 2017. The 2018 national conference will be in Banff, November 5-7, 2018. Please visit www.fnhma.ca.

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 20179 Views

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Provincial and Federal Governments Sign Bilateral Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care

December 15, 2017 The Government of Canada is making significant investments in early learning and child care systems which will improve the lives of Canadian children and their families. Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense, on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201735 Views

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The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario December 15, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Sony Perron, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, effective December 18, 2017. Biographical notes Sony Perron NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201730 Views

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GN and NTA reach tentative settlement on collective agreement

IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 15, 2017) – The Government of Nunavut and the Nunavut Teachers’ Association reached a tentative settlement on a new collective agreement on December 9, 2017. The previous agreement expired on June 30, 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties, at which point more details will be provided. ### Media […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201731 Views

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Ontario Moving Forward with Environmental Assessment for High Speed Rail

Project Will Cut Travel Times for Commuters and Families December 15, 2017 Ontario is continuing progress to introduce high speed rail to the Toronto-Windsor corridor, which will cut people’s travel times and create new opportunities for workers, businesses and families. Ontario issued a Request for Bids (RFB) today to develop the environmental assessment terms of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada to announce essential skills training targeted to the manufacturing sector

From Employment and Social Development Canada René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada will support manufacturers in central and eastern Canada in developing new training models to help their employees succeed at work. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201730 Views

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B.C. gives biggest boost in more than a decade to gambling addiction services

Dec. 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Government is making the most-significant service increase in over 10 years for British Columbians who are at risk of gambling addiction. The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) will offer new and much-needed additional off-site services, and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will expand the GameSense Advisor program. “Our government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Male Inmate Escapes Custody in Saskatoon While on Temporary Absence

On December 14, 2017, William John KEEWATIN (DOB: May 31, 1990) reported to the Saskatoon Community Training Residence and was deemed to be in violation of his temporary absence. At approximately 7:30 p.m., KEEWATIN escaped while staff were in the process of returning him to the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.  KEEWATIN had been living in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201728 Views

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An emotional thing:’ Returning sacred objects lifts Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Ryan Heavy Hand had been helping First Nations bring home ceremonial objects from museums for years, but this call from an institution in Oregon was a first. “The museum had a beaver bundle,” said Heavy Hand, referring to one of the Blackfoot people’s most […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201728 Views

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Whitehorse Salvation Army shelter sees higher demand, fewer donations – CBC

Demand for meals has gone up about 30 per cent this year, says executive director Dec 15, 2017 The Salvation Army in Whitehorse says it’s serving 30 per cent more meals than last year. Ian McKenzie says the new Centre of Hope in Whitehorse has been busy since opening on Oct. 6. Staff at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201726 Views

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National Energy Board Hearing for the Sundre Crossover Project Begins on Monday

From National Energy Board December 15, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) oral hearings on an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to build a natural gas pipeline east of the Town of Sundre will begin on December 18. The hearing will start at 9 a.m. in the NEB’s hearing room […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201728 Views

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Ontario Health Minister urged to ensure donor liver be provided to Labrador Inuk Delilah Saunders

The following letter from Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has been sent to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with the Government of Ontario, Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins. Letter to Minister Hoskins re Delilah Saunders NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201731 Views

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National Access Cannabis Establishes Landmark Limited Partnership Agreements with 3 First Nations in Manitoba

NAC and participating First Nations to host signing ceremony Friday morning OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2017  – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’s best practices leader in delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal medical cannabis today announced that the Company has entered into Limited Partnership Agreements (the “Agreements”) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201732 Views

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Indigenous woman’s liver assessed after outcry over earlier transplant refusal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  A young Inuk woman suffering from acute liver failure is being assessed at an organ transplant centre in Toronto after her family in Labrador launched a campaign to overturn earlier refusals to put her on a transplant waiting list. Doctors had told Delilah Saunders she was not eligible to go […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Barkerville Announces C$10 Million Bought Deal Private Placement of Flow-Through Shares

VANCOUVER, B.C.–(Dec. 15, 2017) – Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (“Barkerville” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V:BGM) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Haywood Securities Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Corp. as co-lead underwriters (together, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a “bought deal” private placement basis, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201731 Views

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Osisko Commences Drill Program At Osborne-Bell

(Toronto, December 14, 2017) Osisko Mining Inc. (OSK:TSX. “Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce it has commenced drilling with two drill rigs on its 100% owned Osborne-Bell gold deposit located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Quévillon Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay Region, Québec. Located 17 kilometres northwest of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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KWG Resources Inc.: Convertible Debenture Placement

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 14, 2017) – KWG Resources Inc. (CSE: KWG) (CSE: KWG.A) (FSE: KW6) (“KWG”) has received listing approval from the Canadian Securities Exchange to complete a proposed private placement (the “Private Placement“) of up to $2,580,000 of debentures convertible at the option of KWG into units with a deemed value of $21 per […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Explor Increases Ogden Property

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, December 14, 2017 – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) is pleased to announce the acquisition of two (2) mining claims (3 units) situated in the Ogden Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane, Province of Ontario for a total of 48.56 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201731 Views

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Rogue Closes Acquisition of the Snow White Project, a Permitted Silica/Quartz Quarry in Northern Ontario

Property has existing Silica/Quartz Pit-Quarry Aggregate Permit High SiO2 and low impurities confirmed in historic bulk furnace testing by Silicon Metal Producers and positive thermal strength index test results from Rogue’s due diligence Preliminary NI 43-101 technical report expected to be completed in Q1 2018 TORONTO, ON – Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RRS) (“Rogue” or […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201731 Views

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MacDonald Mines Exploration Announces Private Placement of up to $1,000,000

Toronto, Ontario – December 14, 2017 – MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: BMK) (“MacDonald Mines” or the “Company”) announces a non-brokered private placement of units (the “Units”) and flow-through units (the “Flow-Through Units”), in such combination to be determined by the Company, for gross proceeds of up to CAD$1,000,000 (the “Offering”). The Company intends to close […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201726 Views

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Cannabis stores to be built on Manitoba First Nations lands – CBC

Stores will be staffed by First Nations band members trained by NAC experts Dec 15, 2017 Three Manitoba First Nations are joining forces to help establish a cannabis distribution network in the province. Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Long Plain First Nation, and Peguis First Nation are banding together with National Access Cannabis, a health-care service provider […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201724 Views

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Alterra Power Corp. Announces Shareholder Approval of the Arrangement

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2017  – Alterra Power Corp. (“Alterra”) is pleased to announce that its shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve the previously announced plan of arrangement whereby Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (“Innergex”) will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra (the “Arrangement”). 99.89% of the Alterra shares represented at Alterra’s special meeting of shareholders held today were voted in favour of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students – Fernie Free Press

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast Dec. 15, 2017 “Ama ganłaak!” The students echo “good morning” back to their teachers. The kindergarten class sits on a rainbow-coloured mat, some of them bounce in excitement. Today at Lax Kxeen Elementary School the students will meet a real […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201728 Views

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Include more voices in the Aurora College review, says MLA – CBC

Registered nurses, teachers and social workers associations should get a say, says Shane Thompson Dec 15, 2017 More voices should be included in the review of N.W.T.’s Aurora College currently underway, says the territory’s Standing Committee on Social Development, in order to speak to the proposed program cuts to teacher education and social work. Proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201713 Views

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Discovery Air Inc. Announces Securities Conversion

Toronto, ON – December 14, 2017 – Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air”) (TSX: DA.DB.A) and Clairvest Group Inc. (“Clairvest”) (TSX: CVG) announced today that affiliates of Clairvest have exercised (i) the pre-existing optional conversion feature pursuant to the terms of outstanding credit facilities between, among others, affiliates of Clairvest, Discovery Air and Discovery Air Defence […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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KWG Allowed Canadian Patent for Production of Chromium Iron Alloys Directly from Chromite Ore

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 14, 2017) – KWG Resources Inc. (CSE: KWG) (CSE: KWG.A) (FSE: KW6) (“KWG”) has received from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office the formal Notice of Allowance that a Patent for PRODUCTION OF CHROMIUM IRON ALLOYS DIRECTLY FROM CHROMITE ORE will be issued upon payment of the specified fee. As permitted, the Company […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201712 Views

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Deadline this Friday, December 15: Baffinland launching Work Ready program in Igloolik to help prepare Inuit for work at Mary River Mine

December 11, 2017 Baffinland Iron Mines, in partnership with the Mining Industry Human Resource Council, is launching the Mining Essentials Program (Work Ready Program) pilot project in Igloolik from January 8 to April 2, 2018. The free program will help prepare Inuit for work in a career in mining, providing practical skills and teaching Inuit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201732 Views

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Kelly Derrickson puts First Nations pride and healing into songs – Calgary Herald

Kelly Derrickson has her grandfather to thank for the twang in her tunes, and her heritage for the lyrical honesty in her music. The West Bank First Nation singer was given her first acoustic guitar by her grandfather. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days) by the Judds was a frequent request. The narrative […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201717 Views

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The Government of Canada launches renewed program to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

December 15, 2017          Gatineau, Quebec                         Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today launched a call for expressions of interest under the renewed 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201732 Views

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Township and Kwantlen First Nation host first Aboriginal Business Match – Langley Times

Event to connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses a success, say organizers Dec. 14, 2017 Organizers of the inaugural Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) Lower Mainland are calling the first business development event a big success. Co-hosted by the Township of Langley and Kwantlen First Nation Dec. 4 to 6 at the Langley Events Centre, the event […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201713 Views

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The Government of Canada announces new funding for energy efficiency and climate action in six provinces

December 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Helping Canadians improve energy efficiency is an important part of Canada’s action plan for growing the economy while meeting its climate commitments and creating good jobs in communities across the country. Today the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will provide […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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BR Ajax Mine – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017 KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A B-C company says it’s considering legal action after the province refused to grant an environmental certificate to a proposed mine near Kamloops. The Ajax gold and copper mine — proposed by K-G-H-M International — has been under consideration since 2006. It has faced […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Announces Indigenous Education Roundtables to Strengthen Support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

December 15, 2017 The Manitoba government is holding a series of full-day Indigenous education roundtables in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson to strengthen education outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, youth and adults, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. “Our government is committed to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201760 Views

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House looking into Indigenous interpretation in the Commons – CTV News

December 15, 2017 OTTAWA – In 2018 a committee of MPs will be studying the potential of introducing simultaneous Indigenous interpretation in the House of Commons. “We are going to do a study on the potential of having aboriginal languages in the House,” Procedure and House Affairs Committee chair Liberal MP Larry Bagnell told CTV […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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Malahat Nation and TimberWest Renew Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

December 14, 2017 Malahat and Nanaimo, BC: Malahat Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that reaffirms both parties to their commitment to partner on cultural, environmental and economic opportunities around existing initiatives and future forestry operations. “Working with the Malahat Nation over the past four years on conservation initiatives and mutual […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201716 Views

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An Historic Year for Makivik Corporation

Highlights from 2017 Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation continues to work on behalf of Inuit Beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, who live in 14 communities in Nunavik, Chisasibi and Montréal. 2017 was an historic year for Makivik as we created Nuvviti Development Corporation to oversee our subsidiary companies, and Tarquti Energy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201716 Views

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Council approves funding to extend legacy and spirit of Canada 150+ program

“I’m also very proud that the flags of our three Host Nations will fly at City Hall to permanently acknowledge Vancouver’s location on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh unceded homelands and to honour our Indigenous hosts.” City Council today approved $350,000 in funding from the City of Vancouver Innovation Fund to enable collaboration with First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201717 Views

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Dr. Michel Allard receives $100,000 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

Prestigious award recognizes Dr. Allard’s achievements in scientific research of Canada’s North Renowned expert Dr. Michel Allard has devoted his nearly 40 year career to the study of permafrost and the impact of climate change in Canada’s North Allard’s research has led to advancements in technology which have been applied to assist communities across the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Yukon College recognized as ready to offer undergraduate degree programs

December 14, 2017 The Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) has recognized Yukon College’s readiness to deliver and sustain high-quality undergraduate degree programs following an organizational evaluation process. This marks the first time that a post-secondary institution in any territory has been evaluated to grant degree programs. CAQC is an arm’s-length agency that evaluates the quality […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201720 Views

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Better airstrip needed after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  FOND DU LAC, Sask. _ First Nations chiefs say a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan demonstrates the need for upgraded runways and all-season roads in remote communities. A West Wind Aviation turboprop crashed Wednesday night with 22 passengers and three crew members aboard a flight from Fond du Lac to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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Opinion: Horgan wades in over his head on no-win Site C decision – Chilliwack Progress

Response ran the spectrum from ‘outrageous betrayal’ at worst to damning with faint praise at best Dec. 14, 2017 Well that went well. The Site C dam project was a political football the BC NDP passed around since before the last election, and one wonders if Premier John Horgan thought he’d have a win-win on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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Feds urged auditors to refocus Aboriginal jobs program review, documents show – National Post

OTTAWA — Federal officials asked the auditor general earlier this year to adjust the scope of his review of a key Indigenous skills training program, fearful the audit would miss its mark. Michael Ferguson’s teams are focused on how effective two Indigenous employment programs are at helping people find work — a measure that Employment […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201713 Views

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Holiday Gift Guide Helps People and the Planet

The Social Enterprise Gift Guide helps you “buy social and green” with gifts that give twice TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2017 – Each gift you buy this holiday season can have significant impact on your community. Thanks to the Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2017-2018, extending the impact of your gift giving is now easier than ever. […]

by aanationtalk on December 15, 201716 Views

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Flags of 3 First Nations permanently installed at Vancouver City Hall – CBC

The flags represent the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Dec 14, 2017 Vancouver City Council has installed the flags of three First Nations in recognition of Vancouver’s traditional Indigenous territories. The flags will be permanent fixtures at City Hall’s council chambers. On Wednesday, the city raised the flags of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201716 Views

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Prime Minister unveils themes for Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency

Ottawa, Ontario December 14, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced during a Facebook Live event the themes that will guide Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency. Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency is an important opportunity for Canada to speak with a strong voice on the international stage, engage G7 counterparts on pressing global challenges, and make […]

by aanationtalk on December 15, 201719 Views

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Results of cannabis survey released – Government of NU

December 15, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 15, 2017) – Minister of Finance David Akeeagok released the results of the Government of Nunavut (GN) online cannabis survey today. “Our newly elected government must make important policy decisions in the next few months, before the Government of Canada legalizes the recreational use of cannabis in July 2018,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201720 Views

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Power line will create many jobs – The Chronicle Journal

Dec 14, 2017 A $777-million high-voltage power line to be built between Thunder Bay and Wawa will yield economic benefits for Indigenous people well beyond the 450-kilometre line’s construction, says Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins. Collins says negotiations are to take place to ensure that the long-term maintenance contract for the 230-kilovolt (kV) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201713 Views

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Ontario Honouring Indigenous Youth with Bartleman Award

Five Talented Young Indigenous Writers Recognized December 15, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is honouring five young Indigenous writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award. The award celebrates the work of Indigenous youth and encourages them to share their unique perspectives and experiences with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201726 Views

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NB Industrial Emitters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is adopting federal targets for large industrial emitters that could make them pay to offset their pollution. The province introduced legislation Thursday that it says would also redirect taxes on gasoline and diesel to programs that combat climate change. The province’s new fund […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201719 Views

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13-year-old Anishinaabe water advocate to speak at United Nations – CBC

‘I’m representing my First Nations Peoples and I’m representing the water,’ says Autumn Peltier Dec 14, 2017 A 13-year-old Anishinaabe girl from Wikwemikong First Nation will address world leaders at the United Nations next spring about protecting water. Autumn Peltier has been invited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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